The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change package, which helps promote the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Four full-time certified mechanics tend to domestic and foreign vehicles at All Tune and Lube, a full-service auto maintenance and repair center. These mechanics can investigate engine troubles with computer diagnostics, ward off road trip delays with preventative maintenance, or repair air-conditioning units that have transformed speedy coupes into imperceptibly slow-moving icebergs. All of the mechanics’ handiwork comes backed by a warranty valid for 12,000 miles or 12 months.
Gentleman Taxi provides professional and reliable taxi service 365 days a year. Enjoy a one-way trip within the greater Richmond metropolitan area or to the Richmond Airport in a clean, smoke-free, road-broken van or black Lincoln Town Car. All taxis are spacious and comfortable, and all drivers speak fluent English for ease of communication. Some drivers can speak other languages, as well, including Spanish, French, and Robert De Niro. For an additional burst of mind peace, know that Gentleman Taxi received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Car N Go stocks everything from alarms to stereo systems, as well as used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. Customers can roll off the lot with makes such as Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan, along with DVD players and LED lighting for their automobiles. Window tinting and navigation devices are also available, as are audio systems for boats.
Like the cars that roll through its suds, Wash-n-Roll’s staff members come to the facility scuffed by a long road but leave in better shape than when they arrived. That’s because Wash-n-Roll is a 100% charitable facility operated by people participating in New Life For Youth’s recovery program.
NLFY began in 1971 when Victor and Carmen, a husband-and-wife team, began lodging teens struggling with addiction in their own home to help them get back on track. Today, the outreach organization uses the Wash-n-Roll site as a vocational training center. Each dollar spent on washes—some of which sport rock ‘n’ roll-themed names, such as The Twist or Blue Suede Shoes—goes directly back into NLFY to be used for such programs as helping feed families in need through the Central Virginia Food Bank. Furthering its philanthropic motif, Wash-n-Roll limits its ecological impact by using reclamation tanks to recycle 94% of its water and by repurposing clouds as sponges.
Rio Car Wash's self-serve facility treats filthy cars to a quick soft-cloth bath that's over in three to five minutes. The scratch-less wash includes rain repellent, foam polish, and a clear-coat sealant to keep colors from fading into dust-coated dreams, as well as an undercarriage wash to chip off all the grime, sludge, and CB radio slang picked up from the road. After applications of rim cleaner and tire shine ensure that wheels and their rubbers stay clean, autos get dried off and then open wide to expose their interiors to vacuums, which remove loose debris and replace it with surfaces clean enough to play Go Fish on.